Anonymous
Hi All, im really worried i need help im 22 years old sorry for my English. i have had sex with a guy unknown hiv status he keep telling me that he get tested always. but im in full of regret for what i did and feeling guilty i start to worry when i get tonsil after 41 days it lasts for 2 Days but never had flu upto date i get tested after 10 weeks Non Reactive and the again i get tested by ( Hiv rapid testing algorithm) after 94 Days in aga khan hospital it was negative my question is

1.is my test conclusive?
2. can tonsillitis affect my result?

thank you!

i would be happy to hear from you!
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help.

1. Here in Canada, all tests are conclusive 3 months (12 weeks) after your most recent exposure. This means that the test you took at 94 days would be considered conclusive. Congratulations!

2. No, tonsillitis will not affect your test results. There are only 4 situations that can affect your window period. They are:

- If you are receiving antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C
- If you are receiving treatment for Cancer (chemotherapy)
- If you are receiving P.E.P. treatment for HIV
- If you have been diagnosed with an immunodeficiency disorder. These are very serious and are most often diagnosed at birth.

If any of these 4 situations apply to you, then your window period would get extended to 6 months. If not, then your window period would still be 3 months after your exposure.

I hope I was able to answer your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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